Academic Resume Templates – Where To Find ‘Em

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by Dr. Khia on March 13, 2012

academic resume templates on computerIn my last post, I introduced you to the academic resume, and why you might want to consider working on yours today. I discussed some of the basics information to include on your resume, but what should the finished product look like?

Using a template makes the format and style process of creating an academic resume easy as pie. Finding academic resume templates may be even easier than you ever imagined. You can find them pre-loaded on widely used computer programs. Creating your own academic resume is as simple as filling in your information.

Don’t just take my word for it! Here is expert advice on how to find academic resume templates courtesy of

Where To Find the Perfect Academic Resume Template On Your Computer

Did you know that there are hundreds of resume templates available on your computer? Using a resume template can be helpful when you need to create a resume for specific academic needs. When utilizing these resume templates, you can refine you search to view only student or academic type resumes. These templates will emphasize your education, internships, and extracurricular activities.

These resume templates can be found in software programs located on your computer. Microsoft Word and Google Documents have several samples to select from. Review the instructions below to learn how to locate these templates in Microsoft Word and Google Documents.

Microsoft Word 2010

  1. Open Microsoft Word and click the File Tab.
  2. Click New.
  3. Notice the search box in the middle of your screen.
  4. Type academic resume.
  5. Press Enter.
  6. Review the available academic resumes.
  7. Single click any of the resumes to get a preview in the right preview pane.
  8. Download the resume by double clicking the resume or clicking the download icon.

Google Documents

  1. Go to
  2. Click the red Create button and select From Template.
  3. Review the template window that opens.
  4. Type school resume or student resume in the upper search box.
  5. Press Enter.
  6. Review the resumes that appear.
  7. Use the preview link to see a larger preview of the resume.
  8. Select the resume by clicking the Use This Template link.

Using templates will give you the jumpstart when you need to create your academic resume. Use them as a guide and add you own details to personalize the resume to fit your upcoming scholastic needs.

 About the Author

Zenée Miller is the owner of She does onsite Microsoft Office training and enjoys showing her students different tools to maximize their productivity in Microsoft Office products. Her most recent endeavor,, showcases resume templates that are available for your upcoming resume needs!

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  • There are thousands of websites available on the web where ,you can find templates. But only few of them will give you what called resume templates, while others will only provide you sample resume instead of resume templates.

    • Thanks Alan! You’re right – which is why checking out the templates you have right on your computer if you have Microsoft Office and Google Docs is a great idea that will save you some time on a wild goose chase!

  • Ana

    So true..It has become so difficult to search for the appropriate thing on internet today. I was searching for weight loss tips and ended into getting useless stuff all over again and again.

  • Thanks for the information..I never knew about the templates available at Microsoft Word..The information you have given is really helpful.

    • So glad you found it helpful!

  • Crystal

    I’ve found plenty of resume templates by using your tips, but none specifically for a resume used to get into grad school. I’m a little disappointed.

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